Union Street Garden (Eastern Parkway Coalition Garden)

1029 Union Street
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Founded in 1970

Situated on top of the Eastern Parkway Shuttle Station, this huge 20,000 square foot community garden, which is also known as Union Street Garden and Community Development, raises a substantial amount of produce for the community. Community gardeners suffered injustice when Transit Police took the garden for a parking lot and cut down several trees. Gardeners fought to get their garden back. Later, in the 90s, the MTA closed the garden to renovate the station.

After construction was completed, and with the assistance of GreenThumb, GrowNYC helped the gardeners rebuild an extensive array of raised beds, new wood fencing, pathways and plantings, a tool shed, brightly colored tables and benches and a shade tent. DEP architects designed a shade structure and plantings to hide the concrete roof of the station, and a permanent water system. 

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  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box pick-ups, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Conservation

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.